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Technical Reading and Writing

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Technical Reading and Writing
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: PIB-EN2
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 19.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIB-ENG2 (P222-0043) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 2, mandatory course
KIB-ENG2 (P222-0043) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 2, mandatory course
PIB-EN2 (P221-0196) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 2, mandatory course
PRI-TRW (P222-0043) Production Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 2, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
PIB-EN1 Business Communication and Intercultural Competence

[updated 19.04.2021]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PIB-EN3 Professional Presentations

[updated 19.04.2021]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Dipl.-Übers. Betina Lang

[updated 19.04.2021]
Learning outcomes:
The modules "Business Communication and Intercultural Competence", "Technical Reading and Writing", as well as "Professional Presentations" should be seen in conjunction with one another. They offer students a framework to further develop their English language skills in a professionally related area from the desired entry level B1 to level B2.
About the "Technical Reading and Writing" module:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with different reading strategies and will be able to apply them to course-specific specialist texts. They will have extended their repertoire of linguistic structures and will be able to apply these structures to the written elaboration of technical questions and documents.

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Module content:
- General and detailed comprehension of course-specific specialist texts
- Techniques for taking notes
- Summarizing texts
- Describing for example, program actions, program functions, instructions, etc.
- Cause-effect relationships
In addition, we will work on:
- Vocabulary
- Repeating relevant grammatical structures

[updated 12.04.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups

[updated 19.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.
The following materials are free of charge for students of the htw saar. We recommend their use for independent learning:
Christine Sick (2015): TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp (Mobile learning offer, especially for basic vocabulary, all levels), EUROKEY.
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0 (Multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch, Niveau B1-B2+), EUROKEY.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2024, SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, ...
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